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NuVasive was accused marketing a spinal fusion product for uses not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration from 2008 through 2013. (Credit: AP)

NuVasive Inks $14M FCA Deal Over Kickbacks, Off-Label Uses

Medical device maker NuVasive Inc. will pay $13.5 million to resolve whistleblower allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by promoting off-label uses of spinal fusion products for Medicare patients and dispensing kickbacks through a supposedly independent medical society, the U.S. Department of Justice said Thursday.

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